'Sarabande ®' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 534.
Sarabande® Floribunda, light orange-red, stamens yellow, 1957, (MEIhand; MEIrabande); 'Cocorico' x 'Moulin Rouge'; Meilland, F. Description.
Article (magazine) (1988) Page(s) 29.
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
'Sarabande' (Meilland, 57; light orange-red), L* 43-46, a* 58-59, b* 53-54
Book (1966) Page(s) 60.
S. J. Samuels. Wondrous Ways III.
There are two sports of 'Sarabande'. One is a bright pink, but is a weaker grower than the parent, and the florets fade easily.
The other sport from 'Sarabande' is a sturdy grower with plenty of foliage. The colour is darker than that of the parent and there are more petals which are somewhat crinkled. Here there would appear to be changes in colour, petal form, petal count and possibly in habit of growth, all in the one example.
Book (1965) Page(s) 40.
S. J. Samuels. Wondrous Ways! The double form of 'Sarabande' not only gained in petal count but in addition developed darker colouring in somewhat crinkled petals. 'Sarabande's pink sport has the normal number of petals viz. five only, and thus has changed only in colour.
No evidence has appeared that these unnamed sports of 'Sarabande' were ever introduced